Time is no longer the arbiter for what is ‘work’ and what is ‘family’ or ‘leisure’. The demand, and the rationale, for flexible work practice is on the rise.
Peter Hirst, Associate Dean of the MIT Sloan School of Management states,
“Employers need to address these burdens not by seeing how time at work can be more enjoyable, but by identifying the ways that work requirements make life less manageable …”
and recommends the creation of support infrastruture as key, which includes prioritising inter-office communication.
“…it’s important to consider life outside the office walls and recognize that professionals with healthy and happy personal lives come to work with productive, positive attitudes.”
For more, see Hirst’s article on Entrepreneur.